In what could be contemplated as a caustic gloom casting over an acrimonious relationship between Washington and Beijing, the United States alongside its allies had publicly accused China of anchoring a global cyber-spying campaign, assembling a rather unusual pact of countries and organizations at the same page that had blatantly criticized Beijing for a global-scale cyberespionage crusade.
In point of fact, apart from the United States, NATO, EU, UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Canada had overtly mustered a broad coalition on Monday in a bid to charge Beijing over cyber espionage that the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had claimed to have possessed a major threat to the United States’ economic and national security.
In parallel, the US Department of Justice had accused four Chinese nationals in particular, one contract hacker alongside three security officials, of targeting a series of companies, Government agencies and universities in the US and abroad, however, the Chinese embassy in the US did not comment over the issue, but previously fended off such allegations saying that it also had been a victim of hacking and always had opposed all kinds of cyberattacks.
US charges China of conducting global-scale cyberespionage
On top of that, speaking at an event about the administration’s infrastructure plan, the US President said to the reporters, “My understanding is that the Chinese government, not unlike the Russian government, is not doing this themselves, but are protecting those who are doing it.
And maybe even accommodating them being able to do it. ” Later in the day, adding that the United States had never differentiated between Russia and China regarding cyberespionage, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, “We are not holding back, we are not allowing any economic circumstance or consideration to prevent us from taking actions ... also we reserve the option to take additional action. ”